This is a listing of activities of interest to residents of Southeast Arkansas. Anyone who would like to submit entries for consideration may do so in writing to the Entertainment Calendar, P.O. Box 6469, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611. Since all activities are subject to change, it would be wise to confirm the activity with the sponsoring organization.
20 — The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new event: The Taste of Southeast Arkansas. From 6:30-11:30 p.m. at the Pine Bluff County Club, attendees can enjoy an evening of delicious samplings of signature dishes prepared by celebrity chefs from across the region. This fundraiser will benefit the Jefferson County Young Professionals Network. Cost of the evening is $50 per person. Various sponsorship levels are available. Contact Kali Walker at 870-535-0110 for more details.
21 — Grace Episcopal Church, 4101 S. Hazel St., will hold its book sale from 7 a.m. to noon in Brown Hall. There will be books available for all ages and books of all subjects. Hardbacks will be $1 and paperbacks will be $.50. VHS tapes, CDs and cassettes will also be available for $.50. For more information, contact the church at 870-535-3852.
21 — The sixth annual Razorback Fly-In will take place at Grider Field Airport on from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Warbirds, vintage aircraft and homemade airplanes will be on display. The car show, including European and Corvette car clubs, as well as hot rods, will begin at 10 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be sold during the day as a fundraiser for the EAA. Admission and parking are free for this event. For more information, call Ricky Works at 870-543-0731.
25 — The Notables annual membership luncheon will be held at the Pine Bluff Country Club. A program on “Fashion Accessorizing” will be presented by Shepherd’s. Doors will open for socializing at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance from any Notables board member or by calling the Symphony Office at 870-536-7666.
28 — Buy, sell or trade old hunting, fishing and outdoor gear during the Sporting Goods Swap Meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Regional Park. Firearms are prohibited. Vendor tables an be reserved for free and admission is free to the public. For more information or to reserve a vendor table, call 870-534-0011.
28 — The Jefferson County 5K RunWalkDance will be held at Saracen Landing. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. and the RunWalkDance starts at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase bike racks for the Saracen Walking Trail and raise awareness for Michelle Obama’s initiative focusing on childhood obesity. For more information, call 870-536-0920.
29 — The Treasure Chest presents the third annual “Unforgettable” Bridal Fair & Special Events Expo from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The spectrum of events includes weddings, proms, anniversaries, reunions, showers, parties, bridal and baby shower registries, balls, fundraisers, charity events and more. The Expo will feature booth raffles, unbelievable door prizes, cake, food and catering samples, bride & groom game prize package, prom gift package raffle, a fashion show and more. For more information, contact Legoria Payton at 870-413-1667.
30-Oct. 5 — The Southeast Arkansas District Fair & Rodeo will kick off with gates opening to the general public on Sept. 30. The downtown parade will be held at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 3. Oct. 1, 3-5 will be designated “Armband Nights” from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 3 is “Student and Senior Citizens Day” and the Gospel Music Talent Show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Everybody’s Talent Show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and “Midnite Madness” will be held from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Southeast Arkansas District Talent Show finals will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5. The rodeo, sponsored by the Arkansas Rodeo Association will be held Oct. 3-5 at 7:30 each night. The Rodeo Queen will be crowned on Oct. 5. For more information, call Hestand Stadium at 870-535-2900.
5 — Hazel Street Church of Christ, 4015 S. Hazel St., will present its Fall Ladies Day from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 5. Lunch will be served. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Sept. 20 by calling 870-535-5933.